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 Post subject: LPG Removal
Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Hi All,

I have a sprintgas system in my car and havnt used it for a good 2 yrs or so when the stupid converter died and kept leaking all my coolant all over the road.

It has come the point where i have decided i want to remove it and was wondering.

Is it possible for me to do it myself? without something going wrong?
If i can do it myself, what do i do about the fuel switcher, is it hardwired into something?

The tanks empty the copper line to the converter has been broken since it stopped working

i guess if it is possible then all i need to do is find out how the air pipeing tube reconnects to the mainfold intake and there is the gas one there

any help would be greatly appreciated

 

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 Post subject: Re: LPG Removal
Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:59 pm 
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Dude, why don't you just go & get it fixed & run on lpg? cheaper fuel after all you know! You could remove the copper line & tank, get the vehicle details changed to be straight petrol again, then get the tank refit, fix the issues with your conversion, get it re-complianced & collect the grant - probably meaning it might only cost you your time to get it all fixed.

To remove the lpg system, you will have to find the wiring for the injector cut & remove it, along with all the relay's & so on that were fit to control the lpg. Depending on what lpg system it has, it might be easy or it might be hard.

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 Post subject: Re: LPG Removal
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:44 pm 
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To ToranaGuy

Getting the LPG fixed and recomplianced makes me inaligable for the government grant

i read over the fine print a while back and it stated New installations, and does not cover fixes

As specified in the Q&A

Can I claim for LPG system repairs, maintenance or upgrades?
No. Repairs, maintenance or upgrades to an existing LPG system are not eligible for a grant.

 

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 Post subject: Re: LPG Removal
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:46 pm 
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Therefore its coming out sometime.

Its of no use to me and as everyone knows gas burns faster than petrol,the only issue with petrol is that it digs into your pocket

 

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 Post subject: Re: LPG Removal
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:25 pm 
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dannyye wrote:
To ToranaGuy

Getting the LPG fixed and recomplianced makes me inaligable for the government grant

i read over the fine print a while back and it stated New installations, and does not cover fixes

As specified in the Q&A

Can I claim for LPG system repairs, maintenance or upgrades?
No. Repairs, maintenance or upgrades to an existing LPG system are not eligible for a grant.



Dude, i think you missed the part with " remove & vehicle details changed to single fuel ". Then the car isn't any longer on LPG. Old compliance plate get's removed.

Get the broken bits fixed or replaced & reinstall all the gear. New compliance plate for the new install. Then the vehicle has a " new " conversion with second hand parts & would qualify.

Oh, actually gas burns slower than petrol in the combustion chamber, but what your thinking is that if you use say 10lts of petrol for a certain distance, you will use some more gas for the same distance, but it's so much cheaper it doesn't matter!

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 Post subject: Re: LPG Removal
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:03 am 
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yea i did miss that part, ive been doing that alot latley (Stoopid Brain)

id rather not d**k around with the lpg wiring, but a guy locally reckons he can pull it all out for me for bout $150

might get him to do that one day

 

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